7/8 24 Fret Super Strats? Any Love?

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  1. Matt F

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    Wonder why there isn't a market for the 7/8 super strats like Valley Arts used to make? The old 7/8 US Valley Arts bring big money on fleaBay :dunno. There seems to be a market.. Maybe it's just really small.

    I like them alot and how they feel and play. Maybe i'm in the minority here.

    Anyone share the love here?
     
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    I picked up a Laguna LE50 recently on eBay. It took some work to get it into shape, mainly the nut. The pickups are very lacking and are on my project list. So far as playability goes, it's not bad. I like the feel of my Duosonic better though.
     
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    I've never heard anyone reference a 7/8ths size electric before.:dunno
     
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    At first I thought this was going to be about 7 or 8 string guitars.

    I have some Kramer Nightswans, which are about 7/8 size. I think that size generally feels good.

    I believe GMW can build 7/8 sized guitars, too.
     
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    sweet guitar. Is a Nuno 7/8? I know its smaller than normal
     
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    I have a MIJ Fender Squier.. made in the mid 80's same time as all "USA" Fenders were made over there. Fantastic guitar and 24.75 scale. Body is not smaller though.
    I had and may get back a Fender labeled 24" scale Strat (MIM) sold it to a friend (female) with small hands...body was smaller on that one... wish I had kept it... thing played great! Havent seen one since with a Fender Label...
    Neither of above are 24 fret though!
     
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    I LOVE 'em. I have a Vally Arts 7/8 Strat with the Gibson style stop tail and bridge. It a black one like Carlton used in the early- mid-80. I'd love to find a cream one too, but those are super rare. John McGuire (Mike's son) is now building his own line of guitars and will do a 7/8 size.
     
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    really nice lines on these instruments


     
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    stark, I'm just curious: what's the point of shrinking the font size of your posts to where they are hard or impossible to read?

    I've noticed a couple of other members doing the same. It's a head scratcher for me. :huh
     
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    I put together a warmoth 7/8 strat about 15 years ago. I still have it and it's a really great guitar. It's one of the best playing guitars I've ever played. Swamp ash body, maple neck, wilkinson trem, roller nut, and sperzel locking tuners. You can't knock it out of tune no matter what you do to it. Warmoth did an excellent job making the parts.
     
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    Right on. My brother had one of the limited run cream Larry Carlton models with the Gibson stop tail and P100 pickups. Thing was great.

    Thanks for the heads up on John's guitars. I'm going to look into that.

    Also, great looking guitars Stark!
     
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    I always wanted a Kramer Proaxe.

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    Here is the link to John's website:

    http://www.johnmcguireguitars.com/

    Also, if you check him out on Facebook, he's see photos what a new line he is calling "Valley Pro." You'll never guess what they look like. Since he retired from Gibson, John's dad Mike is working with him too. I think there is going to be some very cool stuff come from these guys.
     
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    US Masters used to make a smaller than dinky sized "strat". I owned one, it was tremendous. Not sure if they still make them.

    Very cool neck profile (that is no longer comfortable for my hands).
     
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    That's what I'm talking about!

    Thank you so much for bringing up the Facebook page. I liked it and it has some photos, which his website likes. Really diggin' the Valley Pro. I may have to see a fireburst finished one in my future ;)

    Thanks again!

    Matt
     
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    I'm glad you dig John's stuff. I think a 7/8 cream Strat like Carlton's (in the early 80s) is also in my future!
     
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    My #1...Chris Lukasik Strat

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